Margarita Nikolaeva
Nikolaeva at the 1960 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of the Soviet Union USSR


September 23, 1935


December 21, 1993 (age 76)

Current status


Margarita Nikolaeva (September 23, 1935 – December 21, 1993) was a Soviet gymnast and Olympic champion.

She competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome where she received a gold medal in vault, and also a gold medal with the Soviet team.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1960Rome Olympic Games1st1st
1964USSR Championships4

Olympic Vault Champions
Ekaterina KalinchukLarisa LatyninaMargarita NikolaevaVěra ČáslavskáKarin JanzNellie KimNatalia ShaposhnikovaEcaterina SzaboSvetlana BoginskayaLavinia Miloşovici | Henrietta ÓnodiSimona AmânarElena ZamolodchikovaMonica RoşuHong Un-JongSandra IzbaşaSimone Biles

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